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About Us


Our Mission

Uniting people, sharing resources, inspiring hope and enriching lives for a stronger Brookings County.

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.

we believe in being the best we can be

Every dollar is crucial to our community and we believe that our donors should know where they are impacting the community. Because of this, we have strived to maintain a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. 

We also are certified as a Presidential Volunteer Service organization and are a breastfeeding friendly office.